Well, at least I am able to start playing World of Warcraft in spurts now. Was actually online for a couple of hours yesterday getting one of my low levels out of the starting zone that I left them in a month or so ago. Ah yes, I remember those days when I was in-game all day and half the night non-stop and I definitely miss that. I’m also discovering that I have forgotten how to play the game a bit and I’m relearning that – memory is on permanent refresh at this point.
Medically, I’m getting better but it is going to be a long haul. After four years of nerve damage to the C1 and C2 vertebrae in my neck – which a big medical group failed to find, I’m getting better. I kept saying, that it felt like I had a pinched nerve and they kept taking my money and sending me for more tests that came back negative. Oh well, should have listened to myself and taken the alternative treatment path that I am on now. Luckily, I’m off the majority of the heavy narcotics that I was taking so I can at least start putting things together logically, even if I am a bit slower than I used to be a year ago – those drugs really can mess up your head something fierce.
Vertigo is bad enough when you get it once in a while, imagine having it 24/7 for four years. Oh yeah, staggering around and feeling like you’re constantly falling even when you’re sitting down on laying down has been a whole debilitating experience and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. That’s one reason I had to give up raiding and dungeons – I couldn’t keep my balance in my chair long enough to down the bosses. I know that I had my rotations down to the point that I could even continue to play even when I was truly falling out of my chair – wireless keyboards are marvelous at times.
To add to more fun on my end. I have an integrated sound card that decided to go the way of the great white whale. Playing without sound isn’t all that bad however, I long to hear the sounds of something sneaking up on me while I am out there doing my archeology. Sure, I can see the ground shaking on the screen, however, if they are that close, it’s kind of late to try to protect yourself, luckily, I have plenty of hunters that I can play so my pets help out to save my bacon.
We’re having some severe weather conditions here in Colorado these days and I am waiting for some of the ice to clear before I attempt to take my computer in for repairs. Luckily, I had purchased an extended warranty package on the machine, so, if they can’t fix it, they will replace it. I hope that they will be able to get it fixed or get me a new one fairly quickly.